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November 14, 2019

Cirtirine Spa: You Need to Know About this Holistic Health Hideaway

While rocking posh sunglasses and applying sunscreen should be top priorities during your time in SoCal, we tend to forget about the ultimate skincare remedy: a facial.
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September 17, 2019

What Your Coffee Order Says About You + Where To Get It In San Diego

Are you a pour over guy or a cappuccino gal? Read on to find out where to get the best hot and cold brews in SD! 
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September 28, 2019

San Diego Meets Spain at Cafe Sevilla

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience in San Diego, look no further than Cafe Sevilla. Why do we love this tapas bar and restaurant so much? Let us count the ways…
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December 19, 2019

Three Day to Night Date Ideas

Planning a fun, relaxing, and romantic date can be challenging. We did the hard work for you and outlined three exciting itineraries that all work for morning, mid-day, and after dark.
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February 13, 2020

The Plant Lovers Guide to San Diego

Crazy plant people, rejoice! We’ve scoped out the most beautiful botanical spaces and stores in San Diego. If you just want to hang out in a beautiful green space, or you’re in the mood to shop for something planty, you’ll…
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September 10, 2019

Where to Brunch in San Diego, Based on Your Astrology Sign

With so many options for brunch in our fine city, how are you to choose? We’ve narrowed those options down for you.
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October 29, 2019

Saturday Must-Do: Little Italy Farmers’ Market

San Diego’s many farmers’ markets offer top notch produce, that’s for sure. But you’ll also find fresh seafood, flowers, prepared food, clothing, jewelry, holistic health products - and the list goes on! The Little Italy Mercato Market is by far…
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July 26, 2021

The Best Gourmet Donuts in San Diego

There’s just something about these fluffy, fried treats that make people willing to wait in line for them. Stick to the classics or give your taste buds a brand new treat at some of San Diego’s most deluxe donut shops.
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January 30, 2020

Kensington: Get to Know This Cute ‘Hood

Kensington is an idyllic, family-friendly neighborhood that totally flies under the radar. If visitors are interested in checking out an adorable part of town that’s free from tourist traps and cheesy chain restaurants, look no further. This quaint community at…
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July 2, 2021

South Park Neighborhood Guide

Need a change of pace? The charming neighborhood of South Park encourages slowing down, but trust us - it’s anything but sleepy. It’s just minutes from Downtown and one of the most kid and dog-friendly areas in San Diego! 
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November 18, 2019

The Best Healthy Restaurants In San Diego, By Neighborhood

There are plenty of restaurants around town that have healthy offerings on their menu. But walking in and knowing anything you order will be above and beyond nutritious? That’s a good feeling. Read on for some of our favorite healthy…
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August 25, 2019

A Perfect Day in Ocean Beach

If you’re thinking about visiting Southern California, or just live in another part of town and haven’t made it to OB lately, here’s a run down of our favorite places and an ideal way to spend the day.
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March 3, 2010

Protected: The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Camila Badaro

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May 13, 2020

Cheers Here: Where to go for Drinks with a View

Gazing out at the Pacific never gets old. If you’re looking for a bar or restaurant with incredible views of the water, you’re in luck: there are plenty of options in San Diego. We’re breaking down a few local favorites,…
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September 3, 2019

Sip Here: The Best Restaurants for Sunset Cocktails

After a full day of activities, or an equally intense day of lounging around, you deserve a drink! Keep reading for a few of our favorite restaurants overlooking the city, bay, and the Pacific.
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March 10, 2020

The LOCAL LOVE Interview with Brett Miller

Want to know where LOCALS LOVE to hang out? We asked Brett Miller, Encinitas local, avid golfer and hospitality branding guru.

THE BEST PLACES TO EAT & DRINK

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October 23, 2019

Small Bar

Cozy watering hole with a chill vibe provides craft beer & bar food including fried pickles.
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September 18, 2019

Pannikin Leucadia

Located in a converted railroad station, this charming cafe offers a global selection of beverages.
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August 19, 2019

Meze Greek Fusion

Luxe bar/restaurant offering Greek-inspired small plates & entrees, plus cocktails.
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August 25, 2019

Baked Bear – Pacific Beach

Dessert shop for made-to-order ice cream sandwiches with freshly baked cookies, donuts & brownies.
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August 24, 2019

Cafe Gratitude San Diego

A branch of the LA chain offering creative plant-based fare, juices, beer & wine in hip, clean digs.
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January 3, 2020

El Chingon

Lively, two-story destination for Mexican eats & cocktails with tequila & mezcal.
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September 24, 2019

Steady State Roasting Co.

Award-winning small batch roastery, sourcing unique, high quality coffee direct from farmers.
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August 24, 2019

KINDRED

Whimsical, eccentric space for contemporary vegan fare & drinks complemented by death-metal tunes.

THE BEST PLACES TO STAY

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August 17, 2019

Fairmont Grand Del Mar

An opulent, palatial resort stretching 400 acres five miles from the coast. Spacious elegant rooms make for relaxing retreats after a day lounging by the pool, hiking nearby canyons, or exploring all that Del Mar has to offer.
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August 17, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Carmel Valley / Del Mar

In Sorrento Valley on business? This is a great option offering the comfort and conveniences of home. Take advantage of the resort-style pool, indoor/outdoor bar, and of course those signature Doubletree cookies.
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August 28, 2019

The Guild Hotel

San Diego meets the Mediterranean Coast in this ultra chic yet understated hotel. Serving as the YMCA building from the twenties to mid-seventies, it was reconceptualized as a modern, design-forward luxury hotel and opened in 2019. Dine in the gorgeous…
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September 17, 2019

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

A dynamic luxury hotel, located a short drive from attractions like The Crossings at Carlsbad, Poinsettia Park and Legoland California.
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August 24, 2019

InterContinental San Diego

Located on the San Diego waterfront, this urban boutique hotel features guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with striking San Diego Bay views.
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August 19, 2019

Holiday Inn Express Mission Hills

Tucked away between Old Town and Mission Hills, this is a good option for budget conscious travelers. Walking distance to local favorites Dos Brasas taco shop, Home & Away sports bar, and adorable California Bean coffee stand.
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August 17, 2019

Hampton Inn Del Mar / Carmel Valley

In town for an overnight? Not far from UCSD and Torrey Pines State Reserve, this Hampton Inn is all about location. Enjoy quick access to the 5 freeway and get to North County, downtown or the beach in a snap.
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August 9, 2019

Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station

Just minutes from the SeaWorld and San Diego Zoo, this hotel offers a pool with waterfront views. It also features a waterside deli, restaurant, bar and an outdoor-poolside fire pit.